Massachusetts has been championship central for sports fans over the last two decades. With the introduction of legalized online sports betting coming to the state, fans will soon have a variety of options for placing bets in Massachusetts. 

 

The long wait to bet on the New England Patriots or Boston Red Sox in Massachusetts is nearly over. Fans will have the ability to place wagers on Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins games, as well.

Massachusetts sports bettors will also be able to bet on NCAA basketball and football (with some exceptions), along with soccer and a variety of other sports. Online sports betting is projected to be available in late 2022 or early 2023. 

There can be up to 15 legal sports betting apps available in Massachusetts, including seven sportsbooks that don’t already have a brick-and-mortar establishment in the state. We’ll go over some of the best options to help you place online bets in the state.

Top Massachusetts Sportsbooks

No sportsbooks have gone live yet in the state, but here’s a look at some of the sportsbooks that are expected to be operational in Massachusetts. 

Barstool Sportsbook

Barstool Sportsbook should be one of the first operators to go live in Massachusetts. Plainridge Park Casino is operated by Penn National Gaming, which owns a portion of Barstool. 

Barstool Sports founded in 2003 in Massachusetts. Barstool Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM expects that Massachusetts bettors will be able to use the BetMGM app when online sports betting goes live in the state. MGM Springfield has been preparing for sports betting to come to Massachusetts since last year.

MGM was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Las Vegas. BetMGM Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

WynnBET Sportsbook

WynnBET is in line to launch in Massachusetts because the Encore Boston Harbor is owned by Wynn. The sportsbook has an app in nine states. 

Wynn was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Las Vegas. WynnBet Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings is said to be “thrilled” by the news of legalized sports betting in Massachusetts and expected to be one of the top sportsbooks in the state. We’ll keep you posted at FTN Bets as sportsbooks go live in Massachusetts.

DraftKings was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston. DraftKings is a top DFS platform and is also one of the best online sportsbooks. DraftKings Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

Sports you can bet on in Massachusetts

Massachusetts sports bettors should be able to bet on a wide range of professional and college sports. Sporting events that include colleges located in Massachusetts won’t be available for wagers.

Here’s a look at some of the sports and different leagues that can be wagered on in other states where online betting is live.

  • Baseball: MLB 
  • Basketball: NBA, NCAA, WNBA, Euroleague & more 
  • Boxing 
  • Cricket 
  • International Cycling 
  • Darts: PDC Darts 
  • Football: NFL, NCAA 
  • Golf: The Majors, PGA, Euro Tour 
  • Hockey: NHL, KHL, Sweden & more 
  • MMA: UFC, MMA 
  • Motor Sports NASCAR, Formula 1 
  • Rugby: Rugby League, Rugby Union 
  • Soccer: EPL, EUFA, Women's International, Champions League, individual country leagues
  • Table Tennis 
  • Tennis Australian Open, Grand Slams & more

The sports that will be available to wager on can vary by sportsbook once online betting goes live in the state. 

Bet types in Massachusetts

Sports bettors should be able to utilize all of the most common bet types in Massachusetts. Here’s a look at popular bet types at online sportsbooks.

  • Moneyline: Pick which team will win the game. 
  • Point Spread: The team you pick has to cover the spread (+/- points) 
  • Total: Pick over/under the total amount of points scored 
  • Game Prop: Side bets on the game (e.g. first team to score) 
  • Player Prop: Side bets on individual players (e.g. over/under yards) 
  • Parlay: Multiple bets on the same slip; all must hit to win 
  • Round Robin: Multiple parlays on the same slip, but money on all possible parlays on the slip 
  • Futures: Bet on events that will occur in the future (e.g. league MVP)
  • Teaser: Alternative spread parlay bets 
  • Live Betting: Betting on events that are in progress

Check with your sportsbook for all available bet types when online betting goes live. The options can differ among different sportsbooks.

Massachusetts Sports Betting FAQs 

Is online sports betting legal in Massachusetts? 

Yes. Massachusetts legalized sports betting in August 2022, though sportsbooks have yet to go live within the state. 

What is the legal age for online sports betting in Massachusetts? 

You have to be at least 21 years old to bet in Massachusetts. 

Do I have to live in Massachusetts to do online sports betting in Massachusetts? 

No. You just have to be located within the state when you place the wager. 

What are Massachusetts resources for responsible gambling? 

You can visit The MA Problem Gambling Helpline page for helpful information. Massachusetts sports bettors can call 1-800-327-5050.